Bernie Stanich returned to his alma mater as a Visual Communication Design and Foundatio Studies adjunct instructor in 2014. He has more than 35 years of design and marketing experience primarily as an agency creative director for the non-profit, business, and consumer product accounts including Indianapolis Downtown Inc., Children’s Museum, three NCAA Final Fours, Christel DeHaan Foundation, Gene B. Glick, and other regional clients.

Bernie is also adept at creating brand identity and communications for various national clients. He was art director at the international agency Young & Rubicam where he worked on Ford and UniRoyal advertising and at the Saatchi & Saatchi regional advertising presence, Bates USA in Indianapolis, where he was creative director on Thomson Consumer Electronics/RCA. Most recently, he was principal of Floyd and Stanich where he led teams of creative on accounts such as Indiana State Museum, White River State Park, FirstPerson Advisors, the Anderson Center for the Arts, among many others.

He was a board member on the inaugural Circle of Lights events on Monument Circle, has been awarded the NY One Show award, Print Magazine, multiple Addy and Art Director awards.

He has been a guest lecturer on design in advertising at the Flagship Entrepreneur Center in Madison county, panel member at MultiVisions TeleCommunications Conference at IU in Bloomington, and has training in the human-centered design processes and methodologies. His practical business approach to design and communication helps Herron visual communication students prepare for careers in business, advertising, marketing, and communications.